Purchase a Fitness Pass
All Group Exercise classes are located in John Wooden Center and require a Fitness Pass. Fitness Pass is $25 per quarter.
Purchase one at Sales & Service - Cashiering (John Wooden Center, 1st floor) and enjoy variety, flexibility and fun with these exciting Group Exercise classes! With over 75 of the hottest new classes to choose from, the Fitness Pass is an incredible value. Designed to provide a balanced workout regimen, the Group Exercise schedule provides a menu of cardiovascular workouts, strength workouts and flexibility workouts to choose from. Mix and match, and remember to vary your workouts for the best and safest program.
For detailed information on fitness guidelines, consult one of our certified Personal Fitness Trainers, Group Exercise Leaders or Strength & Conditioning Consultants, or check out the General Exercise Guidelines. Purchase a Fitness Pass at Sales & Service - Cashiering (John Wooden Center, 1st floor) and get started today!
Choose Your Workout
Complexity of Choreography: (Low / Medium / High)
Exercise Intensity: (1 Low / 2 Medium / 3 High)
Each class is listed according to the complexity of choreography is an individual preference. Beginners should check out our free introductory clinics at the beginning of every quarter. These clinics introduce the choreography seen in most step and kickboxing classes. Each participant is responsible for monitoring his/her own intensity level during class.
Group Exercise Leaders will introduce you to the Rate of Perceived Exertion Scale during class. This is a subjective method of monitoring intensity and is based on a 0-10 scale. Zero (0) corresponds to the intensity of sleeping. Ten (10) corresponds to the intensity of running as fast as you possibly can. In general, during the cardio portion of a class, one should work between 3 and 7. Intervals should be somewhere between 6 and 9. Intensity is an important factor in achieving and improving one’s cardiovascular fitness level.
Our Group Exercise Leaders (GEL) are highly trained. Upon completion of an entire year long training program, participants must pass a nationally recognized certification exam, an in-house practical exam and an in-house audition. Proudly, most of our instructors are UCLA students.
Check times, dates, and register for Fall Quarter Classes here
Intro to Barbell- Learn basic barbell movements like the deadlift, front squat, back squat, overhead press, and bench
Power Lifting- Advanced course focusing on the deadlift, squat, and bench. Intro to Barbell strongly recommended.
Olympic Lifting- Advanced course focusing on the clean, jerk, and snatch. Intro to Barbell strongly recommended
Intro to Strength Training- Learn the basics of strength and conditioning, including how to use dumbbells, kettlebells, and machines.
Intro to Body Building- Introductory course for strength training specifically for muscle development and body sculpting.
Pilates Reformer- Pilates Reformer challenges your entire body with great attention to the core using the reformer, which contains a platform that moves back and forth along a carriage. Excellent for improving posture, strength and flexibility.
Want to be a personal fitness trainer or teach fitness classes?
Download the Fitness Leadership Program application here!
It is our mission at UCLA Recreation to offer affordable, safe, and fun fitness options for our students, staff, faculty, and alumni. Teaching life-long skills that promote healthy life-style choices is a business that we take pride in. FITWELL has the unique opportunity to impact the lives of many people in a positive way, and we prepare ourselves well to take full advantage of this opportunity. Our program is challenging, and our fitness leaders are excellent role models who help to inspire our participants to train their minds, bodies, and spirits!
The Fitness Leadership Program (FLP) is an in-depth training program that is based on NSCA, ACSM, and ACE standards. This program has two tracks: 1) the Group Exercise Leader (GEL) and 2) the Personal Fitness Trainer (PFT). The program is academic as well as practical. FLP participants learn all of the fitness fundamentals required of Fitness Professionals (Anatomy, Basic Physiology and Adaptations to Exercise, Biomechanics, Exercise Technique, Program Design, Special Populations, Adherence and Motivation, etc.) FLP participants assist our current fitness staff, serve as UCLA Fitness Leaders & Liaisons to the campus community, and volunteer at health fairs and other wellness functions. At the end of the program, FLP participants take a nationally recognized exam. Group Exercise Leaders take the ACSM exam ($300) and Personal Fitness Trainers take the NSCA exam ($300). Test costs are not included in the course cost. In addition to these tests, FLP participants take an in-house practical exam and perform an audition. Our UCLA fitness staff is selected through this process.
SPECIFIC INFORMATION: Acceptance into the program will be based on an application. The program is scheduled to take two and one-half quarters. Attendance at training sessions is mandatory. Cost of program does not include books or exam fee.
PROGRAM FEE: $450
Wednesday, 10/12/16, 7:30-8:30pm, Games Lounge, 2nd floor, John Wooden Center
Friday, 10/14/16 by 5pm, FITWELL Services Desk, John Wooden Center 1st Floor (After deadline, contact Elisa Terry at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 310-206-6130)
DATES and TIMES OF PROGRAM
10/19-12/2, 1/4-3/10, and 3/29-6/2
Wednesdays 7:30pm-9:15pm & Fridays 3:00pm-5:00pm. Participants will also be assigned to assist and attend one fitness class per week. This is scheduled based on the participant's availability.
If in good standing in the program with demonstrated proficiency, FLPers can start teaching fitness under the supervision of certified personnel and earning money by the start of Winter Quarter.
Click here to register for our Yoga Classes
Interested in taking more than one Yoga class? Purchase a Yoga Pass!
(Pass is not valid for KREC yoga classes)
To purchase a Yoga Pass, you must enroll in at least 1 Yoga class for the quarter you wish to attend. Once enrolled, you may purchase a Yoga Pass for $25 per quarter that will allow you to drop in on any other Yoga class on a space available basis after the 2nd week of classes. (not valid for KREC yoga classes)
Every Friday join us for free yoga!
10:05-10:55AM Wilson Plaza
11:10-11:55AM Court of Sciences
3:30-4:30PM Sunset Rec
5:00-6:00PM Hedrick Mov Studio